These are five main types of bubonic plague:
- Bubonic plague:
- The most common form of plague
- Transmitted by the bite of an infected flea
- Pneumonic plague:
- The most lethal form.
- Highly contagious
- Human-to-human transmission is common
- Meningeal plague:
- Results in meningitis
- Buboes are common.
- Pharyngeal plague:
- Septicemic plague:
- Severe form that is most commonly seen in the elderly
- Buboes are rare
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